The regulatory framework around property is technically complex, having evolved over many years.  Added to this complexity, investing in or developing property is also a significant transaction.

We believe there is great value and benefit in ensuring your agreements are properly structured and that you are assisted through the minefield with useful advice and guidance by an experienced and skilled team.

Our property and conveyancing team is well-equipped and experienced in a broad variety of property-related matters.

We act for property developers, landlords and tenants.  We also have a transactional property team to look after conveyancing services.

We have a unique combination of skills, with practitioners who have vast experience in property-related transactions and developments, including development management experience.

Our practice areas include:

  • site due diligence investigations and pre-transaction advice,
  • joint venture and development agreements,
  • residential and commercial purchases and sales, including nominees and sub-sales,
  • off-the-plan sale contracts,
  • stamp duty, land tax, GST and CGT advice,
  • retail and commercial leasing (including shopping centre tenancies),
  • town planning related matters,
  • financing and securities matters including mortgages, charges and PPSR,
  • Foreign purchaser and FIRB advice,
  • adjoining owner risks and disputes,
  • adverse possession applications,
  • subdivisions,
  • retail and commercial leasing,
  • building and construction matters (including Australian Standards contracts, Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic) and Building Act 2003 (Vic)), and
  • property joint ventures.

We have multi-jurisdictional experience in providing advice in conveyancing (VIC, NSW and QLD).

We have acted for developers of low to medium rise developments and greenfield subdivisions.

We have capabilities to provide written and oral advice in Mandarin, Malay or Cantonese.

Our Property and Conveyancing Services

Residential and Commercial Property Transactions

Property Development
& Projects

Site Acquisition Investigation & Advice & Site Disposal Hygiene

Planning and Construction

Owners Corporations


Joint Ventures &
Development Management

Tax and Duty Advice

China Conveyancing

Case Studies

Why Choose
Nevett Ford 


Speak to your lawyer when you need to.

Initial fixed cost consultations, so you know where you stand before committing to a course of action.


Personal, tailored service that accommodates your needs and what value you will get from our service, instead of one-size-fits-all approach.

Decades of experience and a wide range of service areas means we can draw on knowledge from across our firm to inform your decisions.

Who You’ll Work With

Stuart Wilson
Peter Lumb
Andrew Lumb
Nathan Xu
Carrie Chiu
Crystal Qin
Amandeep Sahota
Lily Cheng
Vera Wei

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    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000